BOX OFFICE: OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Opens To $80M Domestic; $150M Worldwide
Despite some analysts lowering their estimates to a more conservative $70 million, Oz: The Great and Powerful has conjured up an incredible $80 million at the North American box office, giving it a worldwide total of $150 million. Read on for details!
Oz: The Great and Powerful has lived up to early expectations by grossing $80.3 million in North America this weekend. This is a fantastic opening for the Disney movie and the studio are sure to be happy with these results, especially after spending $215 million on the movie and an additional $100 million on a big marketing push. Reviews have been mixed, but a B+ CinemaScore and good word of mouth have led to a +25% bump from Friday to Saturday. It's estimated gross is $23.1 million for today after earning $33 million yesterday. The Wizard of Oz prequel scored an additional $69.9M overseas, giving it a worldwide total of $150 million. In North America, 55% of moviegoers saw the film in 3D, while females outnumbered males 52% to 48%. Read my review of Oz: The Great and Powerful by clicking HERE. What did you guys think of the movie?
"Oz The Great and Powerful" imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.
James Franco as Oscar Diggs/Oz
Mila Kunis as Theodora
Michelle Williams as Glinda the Good Witch
Rachel Weisz as Evanora
Zach Braff as Frank and Finley
Joey King as China Girl
Abigail Spencer as Mrs. Hamilton
Ted Raimi as Skeptic/Tinker
Tony Cox as Knuck
Tim Holmes as The Strong Man
RELEASE DATE: Out now!
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